Summer Camps Information Hub

summer camps logoIs your family ready for another successful and safe summer camps season? We are! The Summer Camps Information Hub is the place you will find links to all of the important forms and information that will make the transition to camps as smooth and safe as possible.

More details about what to expect and items to prepare for camps are listed below!

Download the Summer Camp Parent Information Guide (PDF)

Camper Health and Safety

Our team is working hard to ensure the health and safety of your camper this summer. In keeping with guidance from the CDC, masks will not be required for summer camps at the Kettering Recreation Complex, Habitat Environmental Center, or Rosewood Arts Centre, but your child is free to wear a mask if you wish.

If your child is participating in a camp that takes place in a Kettering City School building, campers and parents are required to wear masks while in school hallways, bathrooms, and other communal spaces inside of the school buildings. Masks may be removed for camp activities.

If your child does not feel well, or if you suspect that they have been exposed to COVID-19, please keep them home from camp.

Camp Contact Information

Adaptive Camps
Specialty Camps

Traditional Camps
Alison Pifer
alison.pifer@ketteringoh.org
(937) 296-3303

Science and Nature Camps
Kerri Miles
kerri.miles@ketteringoh.org
(937) 296-2477

 

Rosewood Art Camps
Andy Dailey
andrew.dailey@ketteringoh.org
(937) 296-0294

Sports Camps
Craig Koesters
craig.koesters@ketteringoh.org
(937) 296-3344

Forms Required for Participation

There are multiple forms required to be completed in order to participate in camp. These forms and the information contained in them help us provide a safe and enjoyable camp experience.

All forms are due prior to participation in camp. Each child participating in camps needs an individual form submitted for them. Once you are enrolled in camp, be sure to keep an eye on the e-mail you provided to us during enrollment, as that will be our primary method of sending information on the Camp Form Process.

Learn more about our process for collecting health history information with the ePACT network.


sneakers bottle towelWhat to bring to camp

Campers must bring their a Book Bag filled with the following items each day:

 

  • packed lunch
  • filled water bottle
  • morning or afternoon snack (if desired)
  • sunscreen (campers are responsible for keeping and applying their own sunscreen)
  • bug spray (campers are responsible for keeping and applying their own bug spray)
  • comfortable clothes that are acceptable for play
  • tennis shoes

If your camp is visiting the water park, be sure to bring:

  • swim gear
  • towel

What NOT to bring to camp

The following are NOT permitted at camp:

  • cell phones (campers will be required to leave cell phones in camp bag or book bag until the end of the day)
  • electronic devices or games
  • toys or personal belongings unless otherwise noted
  • anything glass (water bottles, lunch containers, goggles, etc.)

Swimming at Camp

Aquatic Safety
Please be sure to mark on the Health History form if your child is allowed to participant in swimming. If this is not completed your child will not be allowed to swim. There will be outdoor activities available to all non-swimmers. Summer Camp Staff and the Certified Aquatic Staff will supervise pool activities on-site.

Swim Testing Procedure
The first day that your child swims he/she will be given the swim test which requires the child to swim unassisted. Your child will be banded according to their swimming ability. Both the Summer Camp Staff and Aquatic Staff are trained to recognize the band colors and areas of the Water Park they may access.

Those children who cannot swim, those whose parents request that they stay in shallow water or those children who choose not to take the test, will be given a red band that denotes that they must stay in designated areas of Adventure Reef Water Park.

Swimming Apparel
Children are required to wear swim apparel while participating in swimming in Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department’s camps. Camp staff will provide brightly colored swim shirts that must be worn by campers and Camp Staff alike. Swim shirts must be returned to camp staff at the end of each swimming session.

Code of Conduct

The City of Kettering, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts programs are a place to be responsible, respectful and safe all while having fun! In order to provide the safest and most enjoyable experience for everyone, all campers and parents/guardians are asked to review and sign this Code of Conduct prior to camp participation.

Campers are expected to:
• Show respect to each other and surroundings.
• Keep hands to oneself.
• Use appropriate language.
• Follow directions.
• Report problems to camp staff.
• Follow guidelines in this Parent Handbook.

2021 Limited Extended Care

Preregistration is required

Due to COVID-19 limitations, before and/or after camp extended care is not available for all camps. The following camps are the only camps offering extended care in 2021. Extended Care will take place at the Kettering Recreation Complex.

  • Camp EPIC
  • Camp Horizon
  • Junior Sports Camp
  • Senior Sports Camp
  • Sampler Camp
  • Camp Sunrise

 

Full Week of Morning Extended Care: 7:30-8:45 a.m.
$20 per camper

Full Week of Evening Extended Care: 4:10-5:30 p.m.
$20 per camper

Full Week of both A.M. and P.M. Extended Care
$40 per camper

One session
$5 per camper

Extended Care Pickup Policy
1. Extended care ends at 5:30 p.m. The first time you’re late, there will be no charge. After the first five minutes, you will be charged $1 per minute, up to 1/2 hour. Forty-five minutes after the close of Extended Care (6:15 p.m.), local authorities will be contacted and staff will follow the directions of those authorities.

2. You will be given a slip that you will sign the first time that you are late and each time thereafter. A copy of the slip will be given to you, and the original will go in your file so that we will both have an accurate account of any late fees that may occur during the summer camp programs.

3. If continued tardiness persists, you will receive a call from the Recreation Supervisor in charge in an attempt to resolve the problem. Should no improvement be made on the part of the parent to pick up the child in a timely manner, suspension from the program may be the end result.

Request for Modification Form

The City of Kettering invites people with disabilities to enjoy our programs, services, parks and facilities. If you would like to request an ADA modification, please fill out and submit the Request for Modification form, to the right. These forms are also available at all Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts facilities.

Completed form can be submitted:

  • E-mail completed forms to kettprca@ketteringoh.org
  • In person at any facility front desk

 

Notice:

The City of Kettering understands the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.  We invite participation by people with disabilities, alongside people without disabilities, in our programs, sites, and facilities.

We want you to begin the program on time.  Please note that the Request for Modification Assessment Process can take between 7-14 days, which means participation may not be able to occur until after the assessment is complete.  The sooner we know about you, and how we can support you in our programs, the more likely you will start the program on time.  However, if delays in communication occur, we will delay the start of program participation.  PLEASE REGISTER EARLY AND SUBMIT THIS REQUEST FORM EARLY!

 


Summer Camps
For more information, please call
(937) 296-2587
KettPRCA@Ketteringoh.org

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